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$$ - $$$Seafood, Asian,
| Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, CBO 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 441590
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood trio” (5 reviews)
“crab” (45 reviews)
“chicken curry” (14 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
| Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, CBO 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband n I used to go to this restaurant everytime we're in Colombo. Our last visit in September we found the menu changed to fast food shop's. This restaurant has classic renovation, good space between tables, first class services, 5 stars food with western...More

Thank wendyyipkawah
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

The food was average but the service was awful, the waiter didn't speak a full sentence to us and was all bad gestures.

1  Thank Curiosity729240
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Its a brave restaurant that advertises its crab dishes when it's within meters of the famous Ministry of Crab. Our lunch of a whole chilli crab and crispy fried calamari were delightful and as tasty and well presented as its famous neighbour- at a much...More

Thank Anzacbiscuit08
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Found within the old Dutch Hospital, this was a lovely find. (Don't trust Google maps though as it send you across the road to a completely different place!!) A good varied choice of menu, not much in the way of children's choice from what I...More

Thank Fiona W
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Must say that the food tasted really good and the portions were worth be price , presentation spot on ,restaurant looked very simple and elegant , friendly staff, but not sure whether the A/C was working coz it was a bit too warm , Good...More

Thank Go744132
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Nice and quite place with friendly staff. So many items of food to choose, authentic Sri Lankan, Chinese, Italian and beverages. Dutch hospital premises also make a wonderful atmosphere.

Thank Hector I
Reviewed June 1, 2018

We were here for dinner on 4th may. This area has lot of high end restaurant including the famous Ministry of crab. We picked this restaurant at random to have some sri lankan food. We had lion beer with arrack cocktail and gin. For food...More

Thank Combit
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I ditched my booking at Ministry of Crab in order to be social during a recent group tour in Colombo. I hoped I would not be disappointed with the dining at Semondu, it was recommended by our tour guide. This restaurant turned out to serve...More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Nice restaurant in the heart of the CBD - nicely done. Facade maintained from the old time with lovely, tall windows. Had some prawn curry with Garlic rice. Very sumptuous and satisfying meal. Good for a nice, tasty, local meal!

Thank MayDog
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Nice ambience and food. Not too much Srilankan cuisine. Located in Dutch hospital. Better to make a reservation.

Thank RVwanderlust
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Bank Of Ceylon Mw, CBO 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 441590
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Situated at the former Dutch Hospital right opposite the World Trade Center, Semondu opened its wings to the public offering an international menu with a twist of oriental Sri Lankan fusion. Guests who always love to see how what they have ordered is being prepared have the chance to sit at the bar and just observe the master chefs at works through the open kitchen, dishing out an array of fusion cuisine, mixing flavours and tasting the different spices in each dish. Serving a wide choice from starters, salads, soups and main courses the restaurant not only speaks food but it speaks of a history many have forgotten. There are picture hung on walls of the ancestral times giving a glimpse of how Sri Lanka was then and a taste of Dutch architecture of the bygone era. With seats ready to accommodate around 64 guests, the 31 staff that have being trained straight from the SriLankan Catering Kitchen at Katunayake are ready on the go to serve the guest inside as well as outside verandah.
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